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What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with a 1TB data drive?

Plan to duel boot windows 7 and Ubuntu from a 120gb ssd. What's a good amout of space to allocate? I have 8 gigs of ram and would like to hibernate, but I could go without it.. I have plenty of space on a regular boring hard drive for the parts that don't need ssd speed

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marked as duplicate by bodhi.zazen, James Apr 15 '12 at 21:00

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. This question has many duplicates and will likely be closed. To point you in the direction of a good answer, I did a search here for the partitioning tag, sorted by votes. Here is a good example of what you need to know, here is another. Good luck! – Tom Brossman Apr 9 '12 at 8:49

Well , minimum requirement is 15GB , and since you said you have lot of available space, you can go with 30-40 GB(20 GB for root and remaining for /home partition). Create multiple partitions so that you can give it to either windows/Linux depending on your requirement.

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So root should go on the ssd and home on the regular hard drive? Or both on the ssd? – Thatythat Apr 10 '12 at 0:39
I don't think it makes a difference . So u can do either of these – mac Apr 10 '12 at 4:38

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